Okaeri (1995) AKA Welcome Home


Yuriko works at home all day as a tape transcriber, while her husband, Takashi, works as a school teacher. Yuriko’s behavior grows stranger and more distant and she starts spending all day “patrolling” the neighborhood. Takashi follows her one afternoon and begins to suspect that she may be suffering from schizophrenia.

Director: Makoto Shinozaki. AKA おかえり / Welcome Home.
Writers: Makoto Shinozaki, Ryo Yamamura.
Stars: Miho Uemura, Susumu Terajima, Shingo Takahashi, Tarô Suwa, Ayaka Horie, Shoichi Komatsu, Tomio Aoki.
Cinematographer: Osamu Furuya (as Shin Furuya).


Note: Only hardcoded copy available on source. Many thanks to tg5 @PTP for the rip. The source of this copy is a VHS made from a 16mm print of the film, on the original rip there were segments of “blank” screen time each lasting several seconds, most likely to change the reels, I cleaned this up to the best of my abilities and then stiched up all the sections back together with Losslesscut, no re-encoding was done. Examples of the transitions 28:54 & 1:14:28. 

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One Comment

  1. Robert St-Louis
    August 29, 2023

    I have loved Japanese cinema for so many years, but had somehow never heard of nor seen this beautiful, simple film. Thank you for your efforts in making it available to viewers. It will stay with me for a long time. Sayonara.

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